Hulu is getting a new drama series from Warren Littlefield and A+E Studios called Reprisal. Abigail Spencer (Mad Men, Timeless, Rectify, True Detective) has been cast as the lead, Katherine Harlow. Here’s a brief synopsis to get you excited:
Reprisal is written by Josh Corbin with Jonathan Van Tulleken set to direct. Corbin will also executive produce alongside Barry Jossen, Ann Johnson, and Graham Littlefield.
I love The Seven Deadly Sins but am really sad that the dub for the second season hasn’t been released yet. However, I’ve still heard awesome things about the Lion Sin of Pride, Escanor through comments sections. That’s why I got excited when I saw the guys on Man at Arms: Reforged, decided to make Escanor’s axe, Divine Axe Rhitta. This is possibly the most requested build I’ve seen them do as the first 15 seconds are full of putting up comments requesting it. Normally, that part of an episode is about 2 or 3 seconds, sometimes up to 5 seconds on the more requested builds. This build does not disappoint. They build a massive axe that must weigh a ridiculous amount and it looks amazing! Hopefully, the second season dub will come out soon so I can see this thing in action. Which of the Sacred Treasures should they do next?
Fans of The Seven Deadly Sins may be sad to hear that the creator is planning to end the series in about a year. In an article with Da Vinci magazine, series creator Nakaba Suzuki said that he plans to end the series after 40 volumes. This means we’re in the home stretch as volume 32 was released in June and volume 33 is set to release this month. The article also mentions that Suzuki believes the ending will be worthy of a shonen. I’m sad that it seems to be coming to end in the not too distant future, but the thing that makes me not go crazy is that Suzuki revealed that he’s had the ending planned since he started the manga. I think that is one of the key components to a great story. Whether it be comics, manga, TV series, etc. I think everyone should be required to know exactly how it will end before they’re allowed to start.
Is it time for the series to conclude, or do you wish it was continuing?
We just learned that everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog would be voiced by Ben Schwartz. Now, we know that Adam Pally and Neal McDonough have been added to the cast. The catch is that we don’t know what their roles are. Maybe they’re Tails and Knuckles?
One interesting thing is that Pally and McDonough are both veterans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Pally was Gary the Cameraman from Iron Man 3 and McDonough was Timothy “Dum Dum” Dugan in Captain America: The First Avenger. These two actors join James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Jim Carrey, and of course Schwartz. Who do you think these two actors will be?
I'll be honest, I'm worried about this movie mostly because it will be a live-action CG mix. I wish they had just done an animated film. Let's be honest though, this will still bring in a good chunk of change.
Sonic the Hedgehog is currently slated for release November 15, 2019.
I know a lot of people are hoping Idris Elba will be the next James Bond. It may still happen, but it looks like he has a different project to work on for now. Deadline reports that Elba is set to star in and produce a film called Ghetto Cowboy. This film will be based on the novel by Greg Neri of the same name. If you’re unfamiliar with the novel, here’s a brief synopsis:
It certainly sounds interesting and inspirational. I wonder who will get the role of Cole. Elba will be directed by Ricky Staub who also wrote the screenplay alongside Dan Walser. Ghetto Cowboy will be produced by Elba’s Green Door Pictures as well as Jeff Waxman, Jen Madeloff, Sam Mercer, Tegan Jones, and Walser.
One of the original shows for the DC Universe streaming service will be a live-action Doom Patrol series. We’ve been learning more and more about the casting and now we know who will be playing Victor Stone a.k.a. Cyborg. who is described as a "charming and sarcastic half-human, half-machine superhero."
He may be connected to every computer on the world, but he struggles to maintain the connections that make him human. Desperate to gain acceptance from the outside world, he harnesses the curse of his cybernetic body and uses his powers as the ultimate hero for the digital age.
Joivan Wade will play the hero and he joins Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane and April Bowlby as Elasti-Girl. Wade was recently in The First Purge and has also been in The Weekend Movie, Doctor Who, and Youngers. I am not familiar with Wade, but I'm always saying we need to get lesser known people out there so I'll give him a shot.
DOOM PATROL is a re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief). The Doom Patrol’s members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities—but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence—and to protect Earth from what they find. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Picking up after the events of TITANS, DOOM PATROL will find these reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.
Doom Patrol is being written by Jeremy Carver who will executive produce it alongside Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.
The series received a 13-episode straight-to-series order and it will begin production this year for a 2019 premiere on DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is set to premiere on DC Universe in 2019.
Dwayne Johnson is here to give a brief history lesson and show off the giant elaborate set that was built for his new Disney movie Jungle Cruise. Johnson explains that Walt Disney created the Jungle Cruise ride in 1955 and was the first skipper for the ride. That’s a nice little tidbit of info, but the real impressing happens after the history lesson when the camera zooms out and we see the massive set being used for the film.
“*watch ’til the end and see one of the most awe inspiring & massive sets ever built from scratch. Walt Disney, this one’s for you buddy! 🤙🏾💫" (via @TheRock) pic.twitter.com/bTPXWMrfjr
Amazon is trying to up their content game and so they’re making a new show based on Lauren Oliver’s best-seller, Panic. To direct the show, Amazon has recruited Leigh Janiak who will also serve as executive producer. Oliver is set to write the pilot and also be an executive producer. Here’s a synopsis of the book:
It almost sounds like a twist on The Hunger Games. Are you interested in trying Panic out when it gets to Amazon? Have you read the book?
In addition to Janiak and Oliver, Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, and Elle Triedman will serve as executive producers with Alyssa Altman and Lynley Bird serving as co-executive producers.
Disney has just released a new line of sleepwear and it has an interesting way to celebrate it. They have set up a special hotline that parents can call to have Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, Donald, or Goofy say goodnight to their kids.
The messages are pre-recorded and they’re pretty cute. In addition to wishing your little one goodnight, they will talk a little about their day. For example, I tested this out and called Goofy. He told me about playing basketball with Mickey before challenging me to a race to see who could get to sleep faster.
This is a limited time deal, so you’ll want to take advantage sooner rather than later. Just call 1-877-7-MICKEY (1-877-764-2539) if you want to do this.
Disney is preparing to launch their streaming service by the end of 2019. With that, they’ve started making things clearer about what content will be available on it, including the Marvel films which Disney will stop putting on Netflix after Ant-Man and the Wasp. Many fans are expecting to be able to watch the Star Wars films on the service, but it looks like that’s not going to happen. At least not for a while.
It appears Disney is struggling to get the rights back to the Star Wars films for TV and streaming because their streaming service will not include any Star Wars movies that came out before 2019. I’m sure that this will change around 2024 when Disney gets the streaming rights back though. Of course, CEO Bob Iger has said that with a lack of content, Disney’s streaming platform will probably cost less than Netflix. At least they’re not being completely greedy.